Happy Wednesday! We’re finally half-way through the work week… and I couldn’t be happier!
Unfortunately I’m currently dealing with this today:
What you can’t see is that the fog is so thick it’s practically raining. And that people are wearing tights, boots, pea coats, and sweaters today. Something I just can’t bring myself to do in July.
No sir, the winter clothes are packed up… I don’t spend money on summer-y clothes for my health San Francisco!
My curly hair is also feeling a bit confused since it thought we were in the clear to flat-iron/straighten every day without risk of unknown frizz-attack. Luckily I fully embrace the ballerina bun.
Dinner last night was a smashing success (and then I went into full food coma so the post had to wait until this morning!)
Since we had a Whole Foods gift card during our grocery run this week… we went a little nuts with the food selection and picked up a pound or so of delicious looking lean Flank Steak.
Boyfriend whipped up a marinade that we then let the steak sit in for about an hour or so while we watched the end of the All-Star game (which the NL won… yessss!)
The marinade consisted of:
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Fresh lime juice
- Himalayan Sea Salt (found at TJ’s, not in Nepal)
- Lemon Pepper
He cooked it on a skillet until it was about medium and the Balsamic formed a delicious glaze.
In the meantime I was busy prepping one of our sides- rather than creamed spinach to go with our steakhouse dinner modified the greens to be a little healthier… in the form of Baked Kale Chips!
On the other side went a healthier version of steakhouse mac and cheese… Annie’s Organics Whole Wheat White Cheddar Shells!
And then it was time to dig in!
Hands down the best steak I’ve ever had. The Balsamic made it so flavorful and formed a glaze on the edges that melted in your mouth.
I filled up pretty fast and honestly found myself wishing I could fit more in my stomach it was that good.
Boyfriend and I both agreed this steak recipe will definitely be making a repeat appearance in our household… maybe even in tacos? With eggs? The possibilities are endless!
Thankfully, I brought my leftovers for lunch… and am salivating just thinking about it.
How do you battle rainy, frizzy-hair weather? Do you eat red meat? What’s your favorite way to cook it?
My go to is usually a bun on top of my head with a headband in the rain/gross weather. Even when I wear my hair curly it’s still a losing battle. I eat red meat but not all that often – my initial reaction is chicken or fish. But every now and again steak is just so tasty! I love just a simple marinade and cooking it over a skillet.